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Overwhelming Visual Recap of Prior ‘Three Cents Worth’ Columns #250 to #256

February 3, 2014 | 8:31 pm | curbed | Charts |

Ok, that’s a lot of hyperbole, the charts do look pretty cool all lined up below. Although the Matrix blog was quiet as we transitioned to a new web site, I still wrote a bunch of posts on Curbed over the past several months and thought I’d share. Here’s the list. Click on each blog title to go to the full post.

December 18, 2013 Curbed NY #256 Finding 2014 Clues In Oft-Overlooked Data 3cwNY12-18-13

December 10, 2013 Curbed NY #255 Dogging Manhattan Apartment Values 3cwNY12-10-13

December 3, 2013 Curbed NY #254 Tallest Rental Chart in Manhattan History 3cwNY12-3-13thumb

November 27, 2013 Curbed NY #253 Charting Manhattan’s So Not Tryptophan-Like Absorption Rate 3cwNY11-27-13

November 19, 2013 Curbed NY #252 Sales Prices Way More Volatile Than Rents 3cwNY11-19-13

November 14, 2013 Curbed NY #251 Manhattan Listings May Have Bottomed 3cwNY11-14-13

Three Cents Worth Archive Curbed NY Three Cents Worth Archive Curbed DC Three Cents Worth Archive Curbed Miami Three Cents Worth Archive Curbed Hamptons

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[In The Media] Bloomberg Radio/TV Housing Recovery May Take 3 to 4 Years

December 18, 2009 | 11:30 pm | bloomberg_news_logo | Public |

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I was invited this morning to join Tom Keane and Ken Prewitt on their must listen to radio show Bloomberg Surveillance at 8am. I sat in for about 3/4 of an hour. Love this show – avid listener of their podcasts.

This time, they brought in a few cameras for a few minutes, mid-interview and cut in from the Bloomberg TV broadcast to join us. Fun!

Mentions during show
55 Sq Ft Apartment [NY Post]
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 [Amazon]

Show links
Listen to the show podcast [Bloomberg]
Watch the TV clip [YouTube]

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[Getting A Read On Matrix] Wednesday September 2, 2009

September 2, 2009 | 12:01 am | nytlogo |

Was a bit a bit crazed yesterday with the Madoff Montauk US Marshal video and I recorded two new podcasts for today and tomorrow (Marketing Guru, Fed Economist) so I didn’t get a chance to blog.

Here are a few things that caught my eye as something I would have expanded on in Matrix and are worth reading, especially the last two on a single regulator.


[Matrix: Worth Reading] Sunday July 26, 2009

July 26, 2009 | 10:14 pm | nytlogo |

Here are a few things worth reading.

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[The Housing Helix Podcast] Michael Falsetta, EVP, Miller Cicero, Brooklyn New Development Valuation

June 18, 2009 | 11:18 pm | Podcasts |

I spoke at length with Michael Falsetta, EVP of our commercial real estate valuation firm Miller Cicero, a 17 year expert on the Brooklyn new development space.

As a native Brooklynite, he’s got a lot to say about the most populous NYC borough.

He recently started a blog, covering the residential new development market in Brooklyn.

As an added bonus, I got some details about his Guiness Book of World Records world record for riding every mile of NYC subway system (in about 25 hours).

Check out the podcasts and links.

You can subscribe on iTunes or simply listen to the podcast on my other blog The Housing Helix.


[RE-Cap] Government Sucks, Mortgage-Mod, Car Commissar, Stop Enabling, Conceptual Error

December 12, 2008 | 1:41 am | nytlogo |

I’ve been recovering from a wicked cold, swamped at work, etc. and haven’t posted since the weekend, which simply isn’t right. Here’s a collection of links to blogs I follow. A large scale hat tip, so to speak. I also throw in news items and other tidbits that make me want to curl my cap.

This week’s theme: Getting Screwed

The Government Sucks; Or, Stimulus Is Just Another Word for Pork-Barrel Spending [The Cody Word]

Mortgage-Mod Conundrum [DataPoints]

An Etymological Suggestion [Greg Mankiw]

McMansion Watch: Near Me McMansion [Bubble Meter]

Report: GSEs May Waive Appraisals for Refis [Calculated Risk]

2008 Seven Deadly Sins awards [Charleston Real Estate]

Jamie Dimon: Banks Must Stop Enabling Junkie Whores, Prepare For Tough ’09 [Dealbreaker]

How Big Is Bailout? Peel This Onion to Find Out [The Numbers Guy - WSJ]

Rep. Barney Frank: Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Does It Again [Huffington Post]

More or less; simple conceptual error that contributed to the credit crunch [Freakonomics]


[RE-Cap] TARP, BARF, Loathing, Coupons And A Hot Potato

November 23, 2008 | 10:25 pm | nytlogo |

It’s been a while since I linked out to bloggers whom I follow and admire. A large scale hat tip, so to speak. I also throw in news items and other tidbits that make me want to curl my cap.

This week’s theme: Change we can sort of believe in.

Political Fear and Loathing on Wall Street [XBroker]

The Option ARM Non-Bomb? [Infectious Greed]

From TARP to BARF [Curious Capitalist]

FDIC coupons [WallStreetJackass]

Love, Jobs & 401(k)s [NYT]

When couples split, the home is a hot potato [Miami Herald]

Failing Home Economics [NYT]

Word A Day: exurb [A.Word.A.Day]

Just doing my job [Seth's Blog]

Rich Cut Back on Payments to Mistresses [Wealth Report]

Yuppie insurance [Free Exchange]

They Are Still Selling This Stuff? [Blown Mortgage]


[Housing On Fire] Blogoshere Hose-Down, Heaven Can Wait Edition

May 30, 2008 | 12:01 am | inmanlogo |

Periodically, I like to round-up some of my favorite recent blog posts or articles that are housing market/credit/economy related. It’s journalism heaven: housing provides an endless supply of stuff to write about and this week was no exception.

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[Housing On Fire] Blogoshere Hose-Down, 24-hour Edition

May 21, 2008 | 12:01 am | nytlogo |

Periodically, I like to round-up some of my favorite recent blog posts that are housing market/credit/economy related.

Quote of the week…

I went down the street to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, ‘Hey, the sign says you’re open 24 hours.’ He said, ‘Yes, but not in a row!’ – Steven Wright.

[Housing On Fire] Blogoshere Hose-Down, Time Capsule Edition

May 13, 2008 | 12:08 am | curbed |

Periodically, I like to round-up some of my favorite recent blog posts that are housing market/credit/economy related. A lot of good information can be backed up in a Time Capsule.

Quote of the week…

The paperless society is about as plausible as the paperless bathroom.” –Jesse Shera [librarian and author]